Masquerade (1965, GBR) C-102m. ** D: Basil Dearden. Starring Cliff Robertson, Jack Hawkins, Marisa Mell, Michel Piccoli, Bill Fraser, Charles Gray. Rather cheap, lifeless attempt to copy the James Bond movies at the time with Robertson an American spy, who should protect 14-year-old Arab, destined to become heir to an empire, whose uncle would rather have the inheritance for himself. Mell provides the mysterious love interest. Not really bad, but too unspectacular as a copy and too tame as a spoof. Based on a novel by Victor Canning. Also known as A SHABBY TIGER, and OPERATION MASQUERADE.

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